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Child Care Subsidy - Percent of children receiving subsidized child care in Keystone STARS 3 or 4 facilities (2012-2019) in Pennsylvania

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Why This Indicator Matters

Nearly 205,000 children under age 5 need subsidized child care so their parents can reliably participate in the workforce and financially support their families. Child care provides not only peace of mind to working parents but an opportunity for young children to develop, grow and learn. Research indicates that access to high-quality child care increases the likelihood that children enter school ready to succeed and their parents remain employed.

Want to learn more about child care in your community? Go to PPC's Child Care Map to find information about the need for child care and the opportunity children, including those who are eligible for Child Care Works, have in your county, state House or state Senate district. You can also learn more about local providers and print local fact sheets.
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Definition and Source



Child care subsidies are available to low-income working families to increase the opportunity for parents to obtain high-quality child care for their children while they work.

Data Source

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children's analysis of data provided by the Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning.


NA = Not Available.

Last Updated

December 2020